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I believe that a college education is one object with two sides. On one side are the students, who need to spend about twice the course credit hours per week reading the textbook, doing the homework and preparing the exams. On the other side is the teacher, who will work very hard to solve the examples and homework problems by using different approaches.
Prospective college transfer bound students should realize the fundamental differences between high school, college, and graduate school. In high school, students usually use "dependent" study methods where all the information is provided by their teacher. In college, students usually use "independent" study methods, but their teacher must know the solutions of every problem studied. In graduate school, students usually use "completely independent" study methods, while their teachers usually only know some directions of the problem studied.
For pre-engineering, math and computer courses, I don't believe there is any magic teaching philosophy. I feel exercise and practice is the key to success. As the instructor, I will play the role of a coach, leading students to exercise, practice and move forward in the right direction. I will be available to answer questions in class, in my office and through e-mail at any time.